The Best Way to Use Bentonite Clay for Unbeatable Curl Definition
What is Bentonite Clay?
Bentonite clay (or montmorillonite clay) is a highly absorbent all-purpose powder that binds with dirt, toxins, and product residue on skin and hair. It is non-toxic therefore under certain conditions it is also taken internally. The main use for hair is as a gentle, clarifying cleanser. It sucks out deeply ingrained product residue, dirt, odours, chlorine and lint. Bentonite clay works equally well for natural hair, locs and for chemically and colour processed hair. The caveat with coloured or dyed hair is that you should not apply the clay soon after colour processing otherwise you might strip the colour.
Once you purchase the bentonite clay powder there are several recipes online that you could use to mix and apply it. The simplest is to mix a few tablespoons of the clay depending on the length of your hair, with either apple cider vinegar, water or aloe vera juice, and an oil of your choice. I like to mix mine with essential oils and with either avocado or macadamia oil for extra moisture. Combine well and apply in sections onto damp hair. Leave it on for 5 minutes if you are in a hurry or up to an hour. It is a good idea to gently finger detangle with this in your hair before it starts to dry.
If you have traditional locs, leave it for several minutes to allow the clay to draw out lint and impurities that have been embedded deep into your locs. Rinse out and as normal. There is usually no need to deep condition after doing this treatment. Proceed straight to your leave-in conditioner and normal styling procedure. Use it monthly as a pampering hair treatment for best results.
How to do a bentonite clay mask on natural hair (it defines your curlies) Jolie Luvlee – Full tutorial here – http://bit.ly/2tUdd0j
Posted by BlackHairInformation.com on Tuesday, July 25, 2017